Vancouver Remembered by Michael KlucknerVancouver Remembered by Michael Kluckner

Vancouver Remembered

byMichael Kluckner

Paperback | March 11, 2011

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A paperback edition of the award-winning book is now available, just in time for the 125th anniversary of the City of Vancouver.

A nuanced collection of historical fact, personal anecdotes, and local knowledge, Vancouver Remembered is a handsome volume that pays homage to Vancouver’s past. Kluckner brings the story of Vancouver’s rich history to life using a unique mix of his own watercolour paintings, archival and private photographs, vintage postcards, hand-rendered maps, reproductions of vintage advertisements, and other ephemera.

Focusing on the decades between World War II and Expo 86, Vancouver Remembered follows the decline and rebirth of what has become one of the world’s most livable cities. Kluckner goes neighbourhood by neighbourhood peeling back layers of the past, looking beyond the surface and telling you what and who used to be there. His well-researched historical narrative combines with his own personal reflections on his hometown as he takes readers through the transitions and changes this city has experienced in the past 70 years. These stories give Vancouverites a new understanding of themselves and of their place.

Title:Vancouver RememberedFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 1 inPublished:March 11, 2011Publisher:Whitecap BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1770500588

ISBN - 13:9781770500587

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Woodward moved his business to Hastings Street at Abbott in 1903 and over the ensuing decades expanded the store so that it occupied most of the block, with a parking garage adjoining it on Cordova. It was a practical place to shop, with sensible clothes, a good hardware section, a pharmacy, and a superb food floor in the basement-really the only place in Vancouver in the 1960s and early 1970s for a variety of imported and ethnic foodstuffs. A Saturday afternoon in Vancouver often included a trip to the food floor, ending at the cash register with the request “Deliver it, please” and a later wander through Gastown. And on cold, wet December nights families made the trip to Hastings Street to see the decorated window displays with marvellous tableaux of mechanical elves making toys.

Editorial Reviews

“A gentle masterpiece which reveals layers of changing colour and light on Vancouver’s evolving neighbourhoods using the author’s own precise research and beautifully illustrated watercolours.” -Jury of the City of Vancouver Book Award

“Kluckner... has a feel for the city that I, even 30 years after I began to write about its past, can’t begin to approach.” -Chuck Davis, Vancouver Sun , November 2006